Saturday, September 26, 2009

Iran makes verbal nuclear "threat", then backs down; Obama, others condemn Iran at G20

"God willing, this plant will be put into operation soon, and will blind the eyes of the enemies," That quote from an Iranian official has stoked fears in the West that Iran really is developing nuclear weapons and might try to deploy them, in the Middle East against Israel, or even conceivably for an EMP blast (a grim possibility that the Washington Times repeatedly brings up).

However, Iranian officials also say that IAEA can inspect their new plant. The CNN story is here.

All of this goes on while the president visits the G-20 conference in Pittsburgh, with this story in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette about the President’s condemnation of the 2nd site in Iran.

CNN has this video of the president with leaders of Britain and France.

On CNN on Sunday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told John King that the major concern is that Iran puts its nuclear facilities deeply underground, increasing suspicion. Gates also said that there is no military option that does more than buy time, a couple years or so.

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